Lee was felled by a bug and was too sick to travel. “He was so sick today he couldn’t get on his flight so hopefully he gets on a flight early enough [Wednesday] to make a practice beforehand,” Hornacek said. “That’s what we’re hoping. But that’s going to be tough too after sitting out for five days.”
Courtney Lee had fluid drained from his problematic shooting hand and hoped to play Wednesday against the Hawks. The Knicks starting shooting guard, who suffered a sprained right hand earlier in the season, said he re-aggravated the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Celtics. Tests then uncovered the fluid buildup, which was removed with a needle Tuesday.
Ian Begley: Jeff Hornacek says he expects Courtney Lee to play tomorrow vs. Atlanta. Lee missed practice today due to a wrist injury.
July 2, 2022 | 1:04 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed on a five-year, $193M maximum designated rookie contract extension that could be worth as much as $231M, @Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. It is the largest deal in franchise history.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs All-Star point guard Darius Garland has agreed on a five-year, $193 million maximum designated rookie contract extension that could be worth as much as $231 million with escalators, sources confirm to @clevelanddotcom
To be clear: There is untapped potential with both former first-round picks. Walker shot 33.2 percent on catch-and-shoot 3s last season, but he shot better than 38 percent on catch-and-shoot 3s in 2019-20 and 2020-21. Brown made 36.3 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3s last season, though he’s also had two seasons in which he shot worse than 32.2 percent (and one where he shot above 39 percent). The LeBron Bump is real. There is a long list of shooters who’ve had career seasons playing alongside James.
July 2, 2022 | 12:33 pm EDT Update
Michael Scotto: Sources: The Brooklyn Nets have rescinded the qualifying offer on forward Kessler Edwards, @HoopsHype has learned. Edwards now becomes an unrestricted free agent. The Nets retain his Non-Bird Rights and can still re-sign him.
Marc Stein: Mavericks roster note: Dallas essentially has one spot left and has weighed leaving it open, league sources say. While Dallas has shown interest in Goran Dragic, it still has a clear need for wing additions and could wait to see if an unexpected option to address that surfaces.